Tourism

200 bus trips on delta bridge a day: govt

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) said Thursday it expects there will be more than 200 bus trips per day between the border checkpoints of the three jurisdictions for the Hong-Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge – colloquially known as delta bridge – when it comes into operation.

25 May, 2018

Amax says hotel takeover by Suncity ‘untrue’  

Hong Kong-listed Amax International Holdings said in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange yesterday that reported claims by junket operator Suncity that it was now controlling the mothballed Beijing Imperial Palace Hotel in Taipa are “untrue”.

24 May, 2018

Many taxi complaints over past 2 years: tourism chief  

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Wednesday that her office had received a large number of complaints about the city’s taxis from residents and tourists alike during the past two years.

17 May, 2018

More visitors than expected on Golden Week’s 1st day: MGTO chief

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Monday there were more visitor arrivals than expected on Sunday, the first day of the three-day May Day Golden Week.

1 May, 2018

Hotel guests rise 9% to 3.3 million in Q1

Macau’s hotels and guesthouses recorded 3.35 million guests in the first quarter, a year-on-year growth of 9.2 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement on Monday. The average occupancy rate of the city’s 115 hotels and guesthouses rose by 5.3 percentage points to 88.8 percent. Guests’ average length of stay increased … Continue reading "Hotel guests rise 9% to 3.3 million in Q1"

1 May, 2018

Mainland visitors rise 13 pct in Q1

Macau recorded 6.03 million mainland Chinese visitor arrivals in the first quarter, up percent year on year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement Monday.

24 Apr, 2018

Thailand’s Gaggan named best restaurant in Asia  

Indian eatery Gaggan in Bangkok topped this year’s list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, and consequently also bagged the best restaurant accolade in Thailand, it was announced, in Macau, during an awards ceremony Tuesday at Wynn Palace in Cotai.  

28 Mar, 2018

Macau to launch flights to Europe this year

Macau will launch scheduled flights to Europe this year, the Macau International Airport Company (CAM) said.

9 Mar, 2018

Government approves extension of horse race concession until 2024

The Macau government has approved an extension of the city’s horse racing concession for a period of 24 years and six months, the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Leong Vai Tac said today.

27 Feb, 2018

The 13 casino expected to open March 31, 2019

Luxury hotel developer The 13 Holdings is planning to open its casino and retail shops by March 31, 2019, according to the company’s latest filing.

27 Feb, 2018

Visitors’ non-gaming spending reaches almost US$ 7.7 billion in 2017

Visitors’ total non-gaming spending reached 61.32 billion patacas (US$7.66 billion) in 2017, a year-on-year increase of 16.4 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

26 Feb, 2018

CNY visitors rise 6.5 pct to almost one million

Macau’s number of visitor arrivals reached 963,265 between last Thursday and Wednesday this week (from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the sixth day of the Chinese New Year), a 6.5 percent increase compared to the corresponding period of the lunar new year last year.

23 Feb, 2018

CNY visitor arrivals rise 9.2 pct

The number of visitor arrivals to Macau reached 667,666 between Thursday and Monday (from Chinese New Year’s Eve to the fourth day of the Chinese New Year), a 9.2 percent increase compared to the corresponding period of the lunar new year

21 Feb, 2018

Police impose CNY crowd control measures

The police implemented official crowd control measures on three consecutive days, between Sunday and Tuesday, across the city centre in response to the huge number of tourists visiting the area during the Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday period.

21 Feb, 2018

MGM to finally open Cotai resort on Tuesday

MGM China will finally open its repeatedly delayed casino-hotel resort in Cotai on Tuesday, in time for Chinese New Year.

7 Feb, 2018

Tourism chief hopes CNY parade gets bigger crowd

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Wednesday she hopes there will be 10 to 20 percent more spectators watching the Chinese New Year (CNY) parade this year.

1 Feb, 2018

Macau's hospitality industry 2017

Hospitality industry records 13 million guests in 2017, up 9.6% year-on-year

Mainlanders accounted for nearly two thirds (65.65%) of all hotel guests in 2017. Hongkongers, South Koreans and Taiwanese accounted for the sector’s second, third and fourth largest guest segments, at 1.6 million, 501,000 and 493,000 respectively.

31 Jan, 2018

The 13’s prime mover quits

Stephen Hung, hitherto the high-profile prime mover behind the troubled The 13 hotel in Coloane has resigned as joint chairman and executive director of The 13 Holdings Limited, according to a statement by the company to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange last week.

29 Jan, 2018

Chef Alain Ducasse cooking up a food feast for Macao at Morpheus hotel

World-acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse recently announced that he will open two new restaurants and a bar in May at the upcoming Morpheus Hotel at City of Dreams resort, in Macau, according to China Daily today.

27 Jan, 2018

Three million visitors set new record last month

Macau's visitor arrivals reached 3,053,690 last month, a new record since August 2014, up 8.5 percent year on year and 7.8 percent month to month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Tuesday.

24 Jan, 2018